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Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

In parts of Colorado, the sky has been gray, the sun hazy and the odor of a burning campfire has persisted for much of September and October
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9-year-old on mission to help fellow kids affected by California wildfires

“I just wanted to bring them joy and smiles,” Aarna Chalasani said.
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9-year-old on mission to help fellow kids affected by California wildfires
October 22, 2020, 1:59 PM

New wildfire in Colorado prompts mandatory evacuations

A new wildfire broke out northwest of Denver -- called the East Troublesome wildfire -- and it is 19,086 acres and 10% contained with mandatory evacuations in effect.
October 22, 2020, 1:59 PM
New wildfire in Colorado prompts mandatory evacuations
October 22, 2020, 12:15 PM

Wildfire dangers out West as more than 30 burn

ABC News’ chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the active infernos as a new wildfire erupted in Colorado overnight.
October 22, 2020, 12:15 PM
Wildfire dangers out West as more than 30 burn
October 20, 2020, 5:52 AM

More than 24 wildfires burning in the West

Colorado’s Cameron Peak Fire has burned more than 203,000 acres, and New Mexico’s Range fire has forced evacuations and highway closures.
October 20, 2020, 5:52 AM
More than 24 wildfires burning in the West
October 19, 2020, 2:57 PM

Fires continue to scorch thousands of acres out West

A look at the wildfires erupting over the weekend and a look at how the forecast will impact the battle against these fires.
October 19, 2020, 2:57 PM
Fires continue to scorch thousands of acres out West
October 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

Wildfires burn out West as winds fuel the flames

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest wildfire threats out west as dozens continue to burn.
October 19, 2020, 12:00 PM
Wildfires burn out West as winds fuel the flames
October 19, 2020, 10:38 AM

In Colorado, 2-month-old Cameron Peak Fire tops 200,000 acres

Wildfires, including one that began more than two months ago, continue to burn hundreds of thousands of acres in Colorado.
October 19, 2020, 10:38 AM
In Colorado, 2-month-old Cameron Peak Fire tops 200,000 acres
October 19, 2020, 5:50 AM

Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire now largest in state history

The massive blaze has burned more than 200,000 acres.
October 19, 2020, 5:50 AM
Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire now largest in state history
October 18, 2020, 5:47 PM

Colorado's wildfire turns sky orange

"It's almost impossible to breathe," a Colorado resident described the conditions from the Cameron Peak Fire outside her home.
October 18, 2020, 5:47 PM
Colorado's wildfire turns sky orange
October 18, 2020, 5:46 PM

Wildfires continue in Colorado, cooler temperatures in East

Snow showers are projected to continue in the northern Rockies and continue through Monday.
October 18, 2020, 5:46 PM
Wildfires continue in Colorado, cooler temperatures in East
October 18, 2020, 2:33 PM

Colorado wildfires force mandatory evacuations overnight

Cameron Peak, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history with flames scorching over 170,000 acres, has been burning since August and is only 62% contained.
October 18, 2020, 2:33 PM
Colorado wildfires force mandatory evacuations overnight
October 17, 2020, 6:13 PM

Fire spreads across San Francisco’s Sign Hill

Officials said the fire had been contained and all evacuation orders in the area are now lifted.
October 17, 2020, 6:13 PM
Fire spreads across San Francisco’s Sign Hill
October 17, 2020, 3:34 AM

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed course and approved a previously rejected California application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent wildfires
October 17, 2020, 3:34 AM
Power still out to thousands in California to prevent fires
October 17, 2020, 2:19 AM

Trump administration reverses course on California's request for wildfire disaster assistance

The federal government had denied California's request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the Golden State.
October 17, 2020, 2:19 AM
Trump administration reverses course on California's request for wildfire assistance
October 16, 2020, 6:11 PM

Wildfires continue to burn in the West

"Fire Wives" raise money for volunteer firefighters whose homes burned down.
October 16, 2020, 6:11 PM
Wildfires continue to burn in the West
October 16, 2020, 1:46 PM

Strong winds, record heat will produce critical fire danger in California Friday

Meanwhile, the coldest air of the season is coming to the Midwest and Northeast.
October 16, 2020, 1:46 PM
Strong winds, record heat will produce critical fire danger in California Friday
October 16, 2020, 1:58 AM

Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

Thousands of people in wine country were without power amid a fall heat wave that's bringing another round of extreme wildfire danger to large portions of already battered Northern California
October 16, 2020, 1:58 AM
California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger
October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM

Time-lapse video shows smoke from Colorado wildfire

Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire filled the sky as the blaze continued to burn across northern Colorado.
October 15, 2020, 11:34 PM
Time-lapse video shows smoke from Colorado wildfire
October 15, 2020, 8:19 PM

More wildfires ignite in West, forcing evacuations from California to Colorado

Mandatory evacuations are posted in Colorado and California.
October 15, 2020, 8:19 PM
More wildfires ignite in West, forcing evacuations from California to Colorado
October 15, 2020, 4:15 PM

Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado

Plumes of smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado can be seen from miles away.
October 15, 2020, 4:15 PM
Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado
October 15, 2020, 4:12 PM

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch part of the U.S. West Coast have exposed more than 8 million people to hazardous pollution levels
October 15, 2020, 4:12 PM
Health issues as wildfire smoke hits millions in US
October 13, 2020, 4:20 PM

Tree branches hitting power line may have sparked massive Bobcat Fire: Utility company

The Bobcat Fire was likely ignited by tree branches that fell onto a power line, according to Southern California Edison.
October 13, 2020, 4:20 PM
Massive Southern California fire may have been sparked by tree branches on power line
October 13, 2020, 11:38 AM

Critical wildfire danger in California, new fires in Colorado

After a raw, rainy and windy day in the Northeast, the remnants of Delta will finally be pushed out of the Northeast by a cold front.
October 13, 2020, 11:38 AM
Critical wildfire danger in California, new fires in Colorado
October 11, 2020, 9:32 PM

Wildfire threatens university campus in Colorado

Firefighters wetted the area near the Colorado State University Mountain campus to protect buildings at risk.
October 11, 2020, 9:32 PM
Wildfire threatens university campus in Colorado
October 11, 2020, 12:28 PM

Team investigating deadly Calif. fire seizes PG&E equipment

Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession of equipment belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric
October 11, 2020, 12:28 PM
October 8, 2020, 12:34 AM

Man reunites with donkey lost in Glass Fire

An animal response team in California helped a man reunite with Mango, one of his three donkeys.
October 8, 2020, 12:34 AM
Man reunites with donkey lost in Glass Fire
October 7, 2020, 5:26 PM

Chance of rain fades in fire-scarred Northern California

Hope for rain this week in wildfire-scarred Northern California is fading
October 7, 2020, 5:26 PM
October 7, 2020, 2:45 PM

'Like a freight train': Firefighters describe what it's like riding out a wildfire in a fire shelter, their last resort for safety

One of the most important parts of a firefighter's gear is a 5-pound piece of equipment they hope they never have to use.
October 7, 2020, 2:45 PM
The terrifying moments firefighters face inside a fire shelter
October 6, 2020, 12:20 AM

Gusty winds fan big Rocky Mountain wildfires, spread embers

Two big Rocky Mountain wildfires are flaring up again amid dry, gusty winds
October 6, 2020, 12:20 AM
October 5, 2020, 9:54 PM

Epic scale of California wildfires continues to grow

A single fire surpassed 1 million acres.
October 5, 2020, 9:54 PM
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM

Glass Fire continues to burn, destroying wineries

The Glass Fire continues to burn near Bothe State Park in Napa Valley, California, destroying at least 17 wineries in the region.
October 5, 2020, 9:28 PM
Glass Fire continues to burn, destroying wineries
October 5, 2020, 11:15 AM

California surpasses 4 million acres burned as battle against wildfires goes on

Firefighters are battling more than two dozen wildfires in the state.
October 5, 2020, 11:15 AM
California surpasses 4 million acres burned as battle against wildfires goes on
October 5, 2020, 4:34 AM

Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres this year.
October 5, 2020, 4:34 AM
October 4, 2020, 11:57 PM

California surpasses 4 million acres burned from wildfires

More than 20 wildfires continue to burn in the state.
October 4, 2020, 11:57 PM
California surpasses 4 million acres burned from wildfires
October 3, 2020, 11:35 PM

California wildfires on the brink of burning 4 million acres

Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger have subsided, but warm temperatures and low humidity continue to challenge firefighters battling more than two dozen blazes across California on Saturday
October 3, 2020, 11:35 PM
October 2, 2020, 4:05 PM

California milestone: 4 million acres burned in wildfires

California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record
October 2, 2020, 4:05 PM
October 2, 2020, 5:08 AM

Winds intensifying as firefighters battle fire in California

Winds are getting stronger in California’s wine country, threatening to escalate a massive wildfire that has burned for days and destroyed hundreds of buildings
October 2, 2020, 5:08 AM
October 1, 2020, 11:02 PM

Rocky Mountain wildfires keep growing after torching cabins

Two big mountain wildfires in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming are growing again after burning dozens of cabins and other structures
October 1, 2020, 11:02 PM
October 1, 2020, 7:17 PM

Pacific Power utility sued over devastating Oregon wildfires

A couple from Oregon who lost their home in the state's devastating wildfires last month are lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed against the Pacific Power utility and its parent company
October 1, 2020, 7:17 PM
October 1, 2020, 6:17 PM

California’s Zogg Fire consumes over 50,000 acres as wildfires continue to burn

30 people have died due to the wildfires in California this year.
October 1, 2020, 6:17 PM
California’s Zogg Fire consumes over 50,000 acres as wildfires continue to burn
October 1, 2020, 6:17 PM

3.9 million acres burned in California wildfires

Excessive heat warnings continue in California, plus how forest management could help prevent wildfires.
October 1, 2020, 6:17 PM
3.9 million acres burned in California wildfires
October 1, 2020, 2:33 PM

Gusty winds, record heat forecast for California

Numerous heat and fire weather warnings and advisories have been issued from Napa down to San Diego on Thursday including a Red Flag Warning for the northern Bay Area.
October 1, 2020, 2:33 PM
Gusty winds, record heat forecast for California
October 1, 2020, 11:35 AM

Critical fire weather conditions possible for California's Glass, Dolan fires in coming days

The Dolan fire has burned 125,000 acres and is 40% contained.
October 1, 2020, 11:35 AM
Critical fire weather conditions possible for Glass, Dolan fires in coming days
September 30, 2020, 11:52 PM

At least 80 homes burned, 12 wineries damaged in California wildfires

In Napa County at least 120,000 bottles of wine were damaged in fires, while the death toll in Shasta County has risen to at least 30 lives lost.
September 30, 2020, 11:52 PM
At least 80 homes burned, 12 wineries damaged in California wildfires
September 30, 2020, 8:50 PM

Time-lapse captures Glass Fire spread in California

The city of Calistoga issued a mandatory evacuation order in the area.
September 30, 2020, 8:50 PM
Time-lapse captures Glass Fire spread in California
September 30, 2020, 5:06 PM

Flames burn 460 acres an hour on the west coast

A look at the damage and rubble left behind from wildfires out West and how firefighters are working to contain the blazes.
September 30, 2020, 5:06 PM
Flames burn 460 acres an hour on the west coast
September 30, 2020, 4:10 AM

Wildfires claim at least 3 more lives, authorities urge evacuations

New video shows the explosive conditions on the front lines of California's wildfires and at least 80 homes have been destroyed in Napa and Sonoma counties.
September 30, 2020, 4:10 AM
Wildfires claim at least 3 more lives, authorities urge evacuations
September 29, 2020, 8:15 PM

How climate change and forest management make wildfires harder to contain

Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington are some of the biggest on record, and experts said a combination of factors could continue to make them more frequent.
September 29, 2020, 8:15 PM
How climate change and forest management make wildfires harder to contain
September 29, 2020, 5:06 PM

Environmental impact of continuous fires in the West

Plus, the immediate threat wildfires and offshore winds pose to the West Coast.
September 29, 2020, 5:06 PM
Environmental impact of continuous fires in the West